Third Grade Science: NGSS Aligned Life Science Unit

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Do you need a science curriculum that is aligned to the NGSS?

  • This 3rd-grade life science unit fits the bill!. We have researched each standard, so nothing goes untaught.
  • It comes with:

- 9 detailed lessons, so you can reclaim your nights and weekends.

Lesson 1 - Organisms Have Unique Life Cycles

Lesson 2 - Some Animals Live in Groups

Lesson 3 - What are Inherited Traits?

Lesson 4 - Different Types of Environments for Different Types of Animals

Lesson 5 - Animals Adaptations

Lesson 6 - Plant Adaptations

Lesson 7 - Will This Organism Survive Here?

Lesson 8 - Forest Fires Can Be Beneficial

Lesson 9 - What Do Fossils Tell Us?

  • Included within this resource are:

- the standards

- suggested YouTube Videos and Books

- Biologist Poster

- What is an Organism? Poster

* KLEWS Chart (KWL for Science)

- student worksheets for recording information

*Metamorphosis of a Frog Posters

- Self-Assessment for a group project

- 6 Reading Passages about Animals that Live in Groups

- Task Cards of different groups of animals for students to observe inherited traits from

- Task Cards for "Does this Organism Live Here?" Activity

- Habitat Photographs

* 5 Ecosystems Reading Passages

* 6 Animal Adaptations Reading Passages

* 5 Plant Adaptations Reading Passages

- Fossils Reading and Research Activity

- Fossils Posters

- 27 colorful essential vocabulary cards with graphics and definitions

* Indicates other Science and STEAM Team resources that have been included in this unit.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago. Examples of data could include type, size, and distributions of fossil organisms. Examples of fossils and environments could include marine fossils found on dry land, tropical plant fossils found in Arctic areas, and fossils of extinct organisms. Assessment does not include identification of specific fossils or present plants and animals. Assessment is limited to major fossil types and relative ages.
Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. Examples of evidence could include needs and characteristics of the organisms and habitats involved. The organisms and their habitat make up a system in which the parts depend on each other.


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